Controversies in the Treatment of Skin Neoplasias

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Maria Sternemann
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2006 - Medical - 185 pages
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Based on the 8th International Symposium on Special Aspects of Radiotherapy held in Berlin in 2004, this volume discusses current controversial topics in the management of skin neoplasias with special emphasis on radiotherapeutic and dermatologic strategies. Following an interdisciplinary approach, it presents the latest diagnostic and therapeutic developments for cutaneous lymphoma, basal and squamous cell carcinomas, and malignant melanoma. Two further chapters focus on more uncommon tumors such as Kaposi's sarcoma and Merkel cell carcinoma. A detailed overview of skin reactions to radiotherapy is given, and new trends in staging procedures are discussed . In summary, this book will not only be a valuable update for dermatologists and radiation oncologists, but will also provide useful insights for anyone involved in the care of patients with skin neoplasias.
  

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Contents

Cutaneous Lymphomas
1
The Clinical Impact of T Cell Receptor Rearrangement
16
Classification of Primary Cutaneous Lymphomas
25
Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
38
Kaposi Sarcoma
50
Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestation of Kaposis Sarcoma
59
Merkel Cell Carcinoma Uncommon and Aggressive CutaneousTumour
75
Potential of Radiation Therapy in the Multimodal
87
Management of Skin and Related Reactions to Radiotherapy
102
Malignant Melanoma
120
Malignant Melanoma Sentinel Lymph Node
127
The Role of Radiotherapy in the Management of Malignant Melanoma
140
Classification and Staging of Malignant Melanoma
149
PETCT as a Staging Procedure
159
Malignant Melanoma Clinical Development
171
Author Index
181

Skin and Other Reactions to Radiotherapy
96

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